Exploring Spirituality With Older People: (2) A rigorous process

Lepherd, Laurence and Rogers, Cath and Egan, Richard and Towler, Helen and Graham, Coralie and Nagle, Andrea and Hampton, Ilsa (2020) Exploring Spirituality With Older People: (2) A rigorous process. Journal of Religion, Spirituality and Aging, 32 (4). pp. 306-340. ISSN 1552-8030

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Abstract

Exploring Spirituality With Older People is a research project which has aimed to develop a valid assessment tool for understanding more of the spirituality of older people living in an aged care facility. A qualitative methodology using semi-structured interviews was chosen as the most appropriate way to explore spirituality which led to addressing the question of what constitutes validity and reliability in such a study. An approach involving reflection on the process at four phases of the project by three different groups of people – consultants, participants and participant interviewers, was seen to be suitable and would best serve the process of achieving a rigorous approach in the move towards validity.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Nursing and Midwifery (1 Jan 2015 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Nursing and Midwifery (1 Jan 2015 -)
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2020 00:24
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2021 02:38
Uncontrolled Keywords: aging, spirituality, qualitative, validity, nurses, nursing, midwifery, research, assessment, rigor
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111001 Aged Care Nursing
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing
C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920202 Carer Health
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/15528030.2019.1672236
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/37410

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